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June 27th, 2012
02:28 PM ET

Only In America: The doctor will see you now

On Tuesday, Piers Morgan used his "Only in America" segment to make an appointment with a rather reasonable physician.

In advance of Thursday's critical Supreme Court ruling on the future of health care, Morgan introduced viewers to a doctor more concerned with patients, than politics:

"And what a remarkable physician he is – Doctor Russel Dohner. He's 87-years-old. And he's been serving the town of Rushville, Illinois since 1955."

He works every day, including the weekends, and has racked up more than six decades "of delivering babies, mending broken bones and writing prescriptions."

Appearing in his modest office, Dohner reveals:

"Even on Sunday, I felt like there'd be always somebody that was sick, so before I go to church, I would come here."

And while the good doctor does go to church, he does not go on vacation. For 67 years, he's never abandoned his practice or his patients, and his dedication has not gone unnoticed:

"My older sister had seizures and mom said after she'd have them she would kind of be out of it," shared patient Lynn Stambaugh. "He would come and sit at her crib all night."

There are no appointments for Doctor Dohner – his waiting room is exactly that. But his rates are very competitive. Five dollars for everyone:

"That's not the co-pay. That's the total amount. You heard me, five dollars," explained the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host.

And while Dohner doesn't classify himself as a hero, Morgan disagrees, as "Only in America" might a man have such patience with his patients, offering good will for the ill:

"For him, health care isn't about partisan bickering or billable hours," the host added. "It's about healing. And that makes him a remarkable American."
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  1. RUTH

    Piers this is the best interview ever .....i mean putting that evil woman where she belongs. It was very interesting listening to her exuse for not using birth control like she's in college or 7th grand. her answer was that she was in Love........? what a lier she had a mission to be famous and hopefuly marriage to John Edwards. She is such a loser i hope people don't buy her books she should be in jail...... I really feel for the daughter, i wonder why she didn't have kids in her pervious marriage.

    June 28, 2012 at 1:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. David Jordan

    I am not able to get health insurance. I have diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure and have had congestive heart failure. I have bee declined by at least 4 insurance companies for health insurance. I looked into the high risk insurance pool in Oklahoma, (Where I live), and found out it will cost me $1080 a month for health insurance that will not cover my pre-existing conditions. I make less than $1000 a month. I am not eligible for medicaid because I am not "a pregnant woman or a refugee."

    What is a person like me supposed to do?

    June 28, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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